Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Career Report Developed by Allen L. Hammer Report prepared for JANE SAMPLE April 5, 2010 Interpreted by Carol Consultant ABC Consulting CPP, Inc. | 800-624-1765 | www.cpp.comMyers-Briggs Type Indicator® Career Report Copyright 1992, 1998, 2004 by Peter B. Myers and Katharine D. Myers. All rights reserved. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, MBTI, and the MBTI logo are trademarks or registeredtrademarks of the MBTI Trust, Inc., in the United States and other countries. The CPP logo is a registered trademark of CPP, Inc. O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 2IntroductionThis report applies your results from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment to help youidentify job families and occupations that are a good fit for your reported MBTI type. The MBTItool was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs and is based on Carl Jung’s theory ofpsychological types. It has been used for more than 60 years to help people become more satisfied andsuccessful in their careers. This Report Can Help You • Identify job families, or broad occupational categories, to help get you started in your career search • Choose a specific job or career • Select a college major or course of study • Identify strengths and potential weaknesses of your type for the career search process • Increase your job satisfaction • Make a career transition or shift • Plan your career development strategy and action stepsThe job families and specific occupations used in this report are adapted from the O*NET™ system ofoccupational classification developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, which is the standard methodfor classifying occupations. The relationship between the O*NET occupations and MBTI types has beenestablished using information from a database of more than 92,000 working adults who recently tookthe MBTI assessment and reported that they were satisfied with their jobs.This report is only one source of information. When choosing a career or contemplating a careerchange, you must also consider your abilities and skills, your occupational and leisure interests, andyour values and goals. You will also need information about specific tasks involved in differentoccupations, as well as current career opportunities. Additional career information can be foundonline at http://online.onetcenter.org. How Your MBTI® Career Report Is Organized • Summary of Your MBTI® Results • How Your Type Affects Your Career Choice • How Your Type Affects Your Career Exploration • How Your Type Affects Your Career Development • Job Families and Occupations for Your Type Ranking of Job Families Most Popular Occupations Least Popular Occupations
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 3Summary of Your MBTI® ResultsYour responses on the MBTI instrument indicate that your reported type is: ENFP. Reported Type: ENFP Where you Extraversion Introversion focus your attention E People who prefer Extraversion tend to focus on the outer world of people and activity. I People who prefer Introversion tend to focus on the inner world of ideas and impressions. Sensing Intuition The way you take in information S People who prefer Sensing tend to take in information through the five senses and focus on the here and now. N People who prefer Intuition tend to take in information from patterns and the big picture and focus on future possibilities. Thinking Feeling The way you make decisions T People who prefer Thinking tend to make decisions based primarily on logic and on objective analysis of cause and effect. F People who prefer Feeling tend to make decisions based primarily on values and on subjective evaluation of person-centered concerns. Judging Perceiving How you deal with the outer world J People who prefer Judging tend to like a planned and organized approach to life and want to have things settled. P People who prefer Perceiving tend to like a flexible and spontaneous approach to life and want to keep their options open.Your responses on the MBTI assessment not only indicate your preferences; they also indicate the relativeclarity of your preferences—that is, how clear you were in expressing your preference for a particular poleover its opposite. This is known as the preference clarity index, or pci. The bar graph below charts yourpci results. Note that a longer bar suggests you are quite sure about your preference, while a shorter barsuggests you are less sure about that preference. Clarity of Reported Preferences: ENFP Very Clear Clear Moderate Slight Slight Moderate Clear Very Clear Extraversion E 26 I Introversion Sensing S 26 N ntuition I Thinking T 3 F Feeling Judging J 25 P Perceiving 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 PCI Results Extraversion 26 Intuition 26 Feeling 3 Perceiving 25
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 4How Your Type Affects Your Career ChoiceThe kinds of tasks and work environment that tend to be preferred by ENFPs are shown in thecharts below. Working at these kinds of tasks and in this kind of environment will help you feel morecomfortable and satisfied in your day-to-day work because you will have opportunities to express yournatural preferences. Preferred Work Tasks • Helping others develop or learn • Developing multiple solutions to problems • Seeing the possibilities in any situation or person • Creating new products or services • Motivating others by conveying enthusiasm and energy • Moving quickly from one project to another Preferred Work Environment • Offers opportunities to work with a variety of people • Provides opportunities to travel or to work with people in other countries • Encourages and rewards creativity • Has people who get excited by new possibilities • Has people with a high level of energy • Fosters teamwork Action Steps } Identify a specific job you are considering. } Using an occupational library or online source such as the O*NET database (http://online.onetcenter.org), investigate the kinds of tasks you would be doing and the kind of environment you would be working in for this job. } Compare these tasks and work environment to those identified for your type in the charts above. } If there is considerable overlap, you may want to pursue this opportunity. } If there is little overlap, you may want to rethink your plan. However, before you exclude any potential job, see the tips found on the last page of this report.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 5How Your Type Affects Your Career ExplorationHow you go about exploring career options will be influenced by your ENFP preferences. Your typewill help you in your career exploration activities in distinct ways, just as it may present some distinctchallenges for you. Your type strengths will help you: • Think of all the things you have ever wanted to do • Be willing to consider almost any possibility • Take advantage of unexpected opportunities • Establish an extensive network of people you can contact • Convey enthusiasm and energy to interviewers Challenges Suggested Strategies • You may have a hard time focusing amid all the • First group all your possibilities into three categories possibilities. (e.g., high, medium, low), and then work to prioritize those in the top group. • You may have no concrete action plan to help you • Start with your goal and work backward step-by- meet your goals. step to the present, listing each action necessary to achieve the next step. • You may spend too much time socializing rather than • Set a goal for how many people you will contact in a networking. given period or place a limit on how much time you will spend meeting with them. • You may focus too much on your potential rather than • List actual accomplishments on your resume and be on your actual accomplishments. sure to convey how you can help the company now. • You may make decisions based on what is exciting at • Don’t make an important decision when you are too the moment and neglect long-term issues. stimulated; calm down first and reflect on what is important. Action Steps } Review the list of strengths that are a natural part of your type. Make sure to rely on them as much as possible throughout your career exploration process, especially when you are feeling anxious. } Review the challenges related to your type. The strategies suggested for dealing with these challenges require you to move beyond your natural comfort zone. So don’t try to overcome all these challenges at once. Pick one or two to start with and work at them until you feel more comfortable.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 6How Your Type Affects Your Career DevelopmentYour career development process will be influenced by your ENFP preferences. Career developmentalmost always involves coping with new demands that do not come naturally to you and often requiresworking and communicating with people with different preferences. At times, career change can bea beneficial stimulus to further development of your type. Type development means knowing andaccepting your natural preferences and then consciously choosing to use nonpreferred preferences incertain situations when appropriate. Listed below are some typical strengths of and challenges faced byENFPs, as well as some suggestions for development. Your style has probably helped you develop strengths in: • Identifying and pursuing multiple possibilities • Brainstorming and creatively solving problems; developing new products or services • Motivating others by bringing energy and enthusiasm to any task • Communicating or selling ideas and possibilities to others • Working closely with teams Challenges Suggested Strategies • You may have trouble determining priorities amid the • Reflect quietly on what is most important to you. many possibilities you can see. • Figure out what needs to be done first. What will have the most impact? • You may burn out from following every possibility and • Enroll in stress reduction or yoga classes with some overcommitting. friends. • Every time you take on a new project, ask yourself what you will have to give up. • You may not follow through on decisions or projects. • Ask yourself how you or others will feel if you don’t complete this task. Who might you be letting down? • How will you feel if you develop a reputation as someone who doesn’t honor his or her commitments? Action Steps } Identify a career or job you are considering. } Review the list of strengths and challenges above. } Evaluate how much the job you have in mind will allow you to use your natural strengths and challenge you to use other preferences. You will probably be most satisfied with a job that allows you to use your strengths most of the time but also provides a manageable degree of challenge.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 7Job Families and Occupations for ENFPsThe following pages of your Career Report present 22 broad occupational categories, or “job families,”and a number of specific occupations and show how they rank in popularity among ENFPs. Thisranking is based on information from a sample of more than 92,000 people in 282 jobs who said theywere satisfied with their jobs. There were 8,305 ENFPs in this sample.The chart on the next page shows the popularity of 22 job families among ENFPs divided into three groups:those most attractive to ENFPs, those moderately attractive, and those least attractive. The longer the baron the chart, the more attractive the job family. Those job families listed as most attractive to ENFPs offerthe best opportunity for you to find an occupation in which you can use your natural preferences and besatisfied. Those job families listed as moderately attractive may or may not offer opportunities for expressingyour preferences—it depends on the tasks and work environment of the specific occupation. Those jobfamilies listed as least attractive are associated with occupations in which you are least likely to express yourpreferences. These may require you to work “against the grain” of your preferences.When reviewing the chart, it is important not to overemphasize the differences between any two adjacentcategories. In your career exploration process, consider all the job families in the “most attractive”section, especially if the bars in the graph are about the same length. You should also explore job familiesin the “moderately” and “least” attractive sections if they appeal to you or you would like to learn moreabout them.The following pages list specific occupations ranked by their popularity among ENFPs. The mostpopular occupations are shown first, followed by the least popular. Working with Your Job Families and Occupational Lists • When comparing job families and the two occupational lists, it may not be entirely clear which occupations fit within which job families. For example, does a particular health care occupation belong in Health Care Support or in Health Care Practitioner and Technical? To help you see the relationship, a “Career Trends” summary is provided with your most popular occupations list. • If you would like more information about how job families and specific occupations are related, you can go online to http://online.onetcenter.org and click on “Find Occupations.” On the Find Occupations page, go to the pull- down menu “By Job Family or All Occupations.” When you select one of these categories, you will be provided with a list of all specific occupations within that category, each of which is further explained. • You may notice what appear to be differences between your general and specific lists. You may find a specific occupation ranked higher or lower than you might predict based on the ranking of the corresponding job family. This can occur because the number of specific occupations in an O*NET category ranges from 14 to 237! And not all the specific occupations found on the O*NET database are used in your Career Report. Only those that had a large enough sample of satisfied workers could be used. Think of the job families as an average. There will likely be specific jobs that are a good fit for your particular preferences, even though the job family may not be all that appealing to most persons of your type. • The use of job family and occupational lists should only be a first step in your career exploration process.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 8Ranking of Job Families for ENFPsMost Attractive Job Families (scores of 61–100) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100Personal Care and Service 100Lodging manager, personal trainer, hairdresser, child care providerArts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 91Artist, coach, musician, reporterCommunity and Social Services 88Community service manager, career counselor, clergy, social workerFood Preparation and Service 87Chef, food service manager, bartender, host/hostessEducation, Library Sciences, and Training 87School teacher, librarian, school administrator, university facultySales and Advertising 76Sales manager, real estate agent, insurance agent, salespersonHealth Care Practitioner and Technical Occupations 67Pediatrician, dentist, physical therapist, lab technicianHealth Care Support 63Nurse’s aide, veterinary assistant, pharmacy aide, physical therapy aideFarming, Fishing, and Forestry 62Rancher, farmer, agricultural inspector, fisherModerately Attractive Job Families (scores of 41–60) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100Office and Administrative Support 57Bank teller, receptionist, clerical services, legal secretaryLife, Physical, and Social Sciences 53Biologist, chemist, economist, psychologistLegal 51Lawyer, arbitrator, paralegal, court reporterConstruction and Extraction 49Carpenter, plumber, electrician, stonemasonBuilding and Grounds Maintenance 45Gardener, tree trimmer, housekeeping, lawn service supervisorBusiness and Finance 43Operations, finance, marketing, human resourcesLeast Attractive Job Families (scores of 0–40) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100Protective Services 37Firefighter, correctional officer, security guard, police officerTransportation and Materials Moving 36Pilot, air traffic controller, driver, freight handlerInstallation, Maintenance, and Repair 35Office machine repair, mechanic, line installer, electronics repairComputers and Mathematics 32Programmer, systems analyst, database administrator, mathematicianMilitary Specific 28Air crew officer, command & control, radar operator, infantry memberProduction and Manufacturing 26Machinist, cabinetmaker, inspector, power plant operatorArchitecture and Engineering 25Architect, surveyor, mechanical engineer, chemical engineer
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® JANE SAMPLE / ENFP Career Report Page 9Most Popular Occupations for ENFPsThe occupations listed below in rank order are a sampling of those that are most attractive to ENFPs.Individuals of this type are found in these occupations in much greater proportion than would beexpected based on the frequency of this type in the general U.S. population. You are likely to find theseoccupations most satisfying because you will:• Have opportunities to express your preferences• Be recognized and rewarded for using your natural gifts and strengths• Face tasks and problems you find interesting and challenging Career Trends for ENFPs There are two major trends in the occupations that appeal to ENFPs. Most of the popular occupations involve working with people by providing counseling, personal or spiritual services, or teaching, or by helping them feel or look better. The other group of popular occupations is in the arts; ENFPs are attracted to a variety of roles in this area. There are also two occupations that involve taking care of the environment. Most Popular Occupations for ENFPs 1 Craft artist 3 1 Clergy 2 Actor/performing artist/dancer 4 1 Travel agent/services 3 Photographer 15 Career counselor 4 Forester 6 1 Vocational rehabilitation counselor 5 Musician, singer, music director, composer 7 1 Preschool/kindergarten teacher 6 Clinical/counseling/educational psychologist 8 1 School counselor 7 Mental health counselor 9 1 Landscape architect 8 Fitness trainer 2 0 Producer, director 9 Bartender 2 1 Psychiatric/substance abuse social worker 0 1 Artist/visual artist 2 2 Adult education teacher 11 Hairdresser, cosmetologist, manicurist, 2 3 Receptionist skin care specialist 2 4 Child care worker 2 1 Restaurant host/hostess Action Steps } Visit a career library and search for careers in the fields highlighted in the Career Trends box above. Write down job titles that seem to match these trends. Then proceed to the next step to look up detailed information about these careers. } Go to http://online.onetcenter.org and click on “Find Occupations.” Enter the name of any of the specific occupations listed above, or any other occupation that interests you, in the “By Keyword” box. This will lead you to comprehensive and detailed information about that occupation, including the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job, the educational and training requirements, and the employment outlook for that occupation by state.